[Advaita-l] [advaitin] The Bhashyas of Adi Shankara

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 04:34:57 CST 2017

Some scholar-historians think that the Gita bhashya was the first that
Shankara penned.  See that paper, a link to which I have shared today.


On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 3:35 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> Until Sri Sunil mentioned it in this thread, I wasn't aware of tradition
> attributing 16 bhASyas to Shankara, but the proposition appears to have
> some merit
> >  praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> If I remember right, vyAsAchaleeya mentions only sUtra bhAshya nothing
> else.  And chidvilaaseeya says at badari shankara wrote bhAshya-s on sUtra,
> dashOpanishat, geeta, Vishnu sahasranaama and commentary on Sri rudra as
> well along with stotra-s like soudarya lahari etc.   And kAnchi parampara
> talks about 5 different types of shankara, one is sUtra bhAshyakAra,
> another one is stOtrakAra yet another one is the monk who travelled all
> across India etc.  And again if my memory serves me right, according to
> mAdhaveeya shankara wrote sUtra bhAshya at the age of 12 and subsequently
> he wrote bhAshya on Upanishads, geeta and then bhAshya on sanatsujaateeya,
> taapaneeya etc. and then sAhasri etc.  Different biographies  / different
> traditions hold different viewpoints with regard to this.  To get
> 'idamitthaM' answer to this issue which can be acceptable within the
> traditional circle  itself  is really very difficult.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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